Most of the accidents happened in New York state, where officials warned that, despite recent snowfalls, many lakes have not had enough cold days to develop thick enough ice.
Lake of the Woods businesses expect steady hard-water angling for walleyes and other fish species through March 2017, maybe beyond.
On Michigan-Wisconsin boundary waters, ice shanties must be removed by midnight Wednesday, March 15. And regardless of removal date, shanties must be pulled as soon as the ice is unable to safely support them.
Above-average temperatures last weekend, expected to be followed by way above-average temps this weekend could significantly alter the state’s ice-fishing landscape.
Anglers were fishing on about 3 inches of ice on West Lake Osceola; ice fishing is not recommended over about the southern third of the state.
Don’t let the so-called ice fishing blues prevent you from landing walleyes and lunker panfish during the heart of the hard-water season.
The bay and the state park make for a major wintertime destination on the Minnesota side of the lake.
There’s plenty of ice for Saturday’s Holes for Heroes ice-fishing tournament, but with no snow cover, that ice is super slick, and participants should come prepared, tournament officials stress.
Reports of as many as 30-, 60-, and 70-fish days.
By the mid-point of the hard-water season, top ice fishing sticks employ tips-ups for transitioning winter gamefish action.
TOWN OF LINN, Wis. — Officials say dangerous ice conditions on Geneva Lake are to blame for the death of an ice fisherman. Town of Linn police say Michael Zielinski had gone out on the ice around 3 a.m. Tuesday. His wife called police when she couldn’t reach him by cellphone later in the day. Police deployed its drone and Zielinski’s…
Lakefront offers great opportunities to catch brown trout, lake trout, and steelhead
Authorities say the ice was as thin as an inch in spots
In first poll, majority said they wouldn’t eat venison from deer taken in southeastern Minnesota, where there have been six positive CWD cases in the last two months
Picking the brains of ice anglers who obsess over these fish for interesting insights
How to build a light wooden shelter that will comfortably hold 2-3 anglers, that can function as a lean-to on sunny days, and that can close up tight on cold days
Around 10,000 anglers again expected Jan. 28 for annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza
A pair of fishermen on Channel Lake, one of the northern-most bodies on the Fox Chain, fell through the ice Sunday afternoon, according to a report from the Lake County Sheriff
In its fourth year, effort helps keep garbage out of the lake — to the tune of 115 tons a year
Politeness and manners don’t always rule the day for some ice anglers, but it’s tough to police the space invaders
Group was in an ice shanty on Lake Wilmert in rural Martin County in southern Minnesota
Event mix also includes winter survival essentials such as ice harvesting and snow-shelter building and other fun
Multi-species ice fishing success begins by avoiding shelter cities and finding less-pressured waters
Catching ice walleyes, pike, and panfish demands even more attention to sensory stimuli than you expend during the open-water fishing period
Several days of deer and bird hunting this year did not include seeing a single bobcat, but a weekend ice fishing trip to the Mississippi River resulted in a magical wildlife moment
Before drilling holes in the solid ice, anglers should take care of some basic steps to make sure the ice fishing experience is enjoyable